Accession Number : AD0624776

Title :   A SURVEY OF MAGNETIC STORMS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Vestine,E. H.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Our knowledge of magnetic storms is briefly summarized. They arise from phenomena associated with the impact upon the geomagnetic field of streaming solar particles. The outer geomagnetic field is distorted by the solar wind into a configuration resembling the tail of a comet, with the earth as nucleus. Secondary phenomena in the trailing tail, probably, are important in causing associated phenomena such as the aurora and ionospheric storms, but the causative processes involved are not understood.

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETIC STORMS, THEORY), SOLAR WIND, AURORAE, GEOMAGNETISM, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, GEOPHYSICS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Geomagnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE